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Characteristics of High-Scoring edTPA Lessons

The exemplary lessons1 shown below earned fours and fives on Task 1 rubrics. Some characteristics shared between lessons helpful for earning points include

1) Clear labeling and description, such as lesson title, learning targets, and activities
2) Thorough description of teacher and student behavior
3) Use of preassessment for understanding student background knowledge
4) Two or more opportunities for informal assessment in each lesson
5) Multiple practice or support activities in each lesson
6) Prewritten questions for eliciting student understanding
7) Use of postassessment for analyzing learning at the conclusion of the sequence

The outlines forĀ general andĀ special education include these characteristics and are useful for planning lessons for Task 1.

Elementary Literacy Elementary Mathematics English as Second Language
English Language Arts Family Consumer Science Health Education
History Social Studies Mathematics for Secondary Performing Arts
Physical Education Science for Secondary Special Education
Visual Arts World Languages

1. The lessons shown above have been shared with permission of the authors.